Dizzy release a new version of their single ‘The Magician’ remixed by LA Priest. Listen to the remix here
‘The Magician’ sees singer Katie Munshaw grapple with grief over the death of a close friend. “To me ‘The Magician’ reeks of naivety and innocence in a way that really hurts my heart,” she explains. “Hoping she’ll walk into my gig at the local pub, hoping to see her mom at Sobeys just to remember how similar their laughs were. Hoping for magic.”
The new remix comes courtesy of LA Priest, the pseudonym of Late of the Pier founder Sam Eastgate. Its dark, glitchy electronic production turns the track on its head, chopping and skewering Katie’s vocals to create an ominous but compelling new sound and mirroring the disjointedness of grief.
‘The Magician’ follows lead single ‘Sunflower’ which has garnered support from BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Radio X’s John Kennedy, and has boosted the band’s total streams to close to 25 million. The four-piece recently completed a UK tour alongside Oh Wonder, having previously toured with the likes of Death Cab for Cutie and Tokyo Police Club, and appeared at London’s All Points East Festival. The band’s next UK date takes place at London’s Lafayette on November 18 (tickets available here.) Their debut album Baby Teeth won the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year in 2019 and garnered international praise from the likes of The Times, Beats 1, NME and Stereogum, who described the music as “a dreamier update of Lorde’s sleek, minimalist pop-rock.”
‘The Sun and Her Scorch’ will be released July 31 on Communion Records, including the below tracks. Pre-order here.
- Good and Right
- The Magician
- Roman Candles
- Primrose Hill
- Daylight Savings Time
- Worms II